Adding to Series on Amazon?

Last month, I released the 2nd book in a series. For Amazon, I know they can group books by series, but at the moment neither my eBook, nor my paperbacks are linked up. How do I accomplish this? Also for my Gorp the Goblin series, on Amazon the eBook and Paperback of the 2nd book are not linked up either. Does this one happen over time?
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  • One more thing, I've updated the price of my paperback to match the other I have listed, but it's still reporting the old price, how long does it take for paperback prices to update for example on Amazon?
  • oncewasoncewas Librarian
    There is a facility, when publishing on Amazon, to state that the book is part of a series. I don't believe that is there with Lulu so that information can't feed through to Amazon. I think you might have to ask Amazon is they could do this for you. It can take a while for the price change to feed through.
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    Amazon will lump them altogether under your name, usually, but they cannot be linked as a series. When publishing at Lulu It's not actually you who puts them on to Amazon or any other site, it's Lulu, and the ISBNs.


    You can use here >>   https://authorcentral.amazon.com/    but even so you have limited control over the books you place there via Lulu.

  • Thanks Just Kevin, I'm on Author Central already and know about Lulu placing our books on Amazon. I'm also in a lot of author publishing groups and hear and see all these neat features that Amazon offers people publishing through them like linking books within a series. Also, having to create my own EPUB recently for Lulu, I saw an area for series and was wondering if somehow this data could be passed over via Lulu to link our books as series on Amazon. 
  • oncewasoncewas Librarian
    I don't know if it is still the case, but there was a time when Lulu would send ebooks into distribution without keywords so I wouldn't assume just because you saw an area within Lulu for information about series that this would necessarily feed over to Amazon.
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    That they all normally appear on a writer's/publisher's pages one would hope that potential buyers would notice which are in a series. But what some people who use Lulu ask for is to link them in a way that buyers get a discount if they buy sets. I think it's possible if you directly use KDP/CreateSpace, but I have never looked in detail, I only use Amazon for Mobis.
  • Jon RayJon Ray Author
    I ended up emailing Amazon support and got my books grouped into a Series so they can be listed or show up as a series. 
    Issue resolved. 
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    That's only on Amazon though. What about everywhere else?
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